Science Quotes

Charles darwin - ignorance more frequently begets confidence than...
Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology.
Dame Rebecca West

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West
Nature is earlier than man, but man is earlier than natural science.
Von Weizsacke
Eric anderson - it is only by introducing the young to great...
It does not matter what men say in words, so long as their activities are controlled by settled instincts. The words may ultimately destroy the instincts. But until this has occurred, words do not count. - From Science and the Modern World.
Alfred North Whitehead

Science would be ruined if like sports it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads - By - Choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
Benoit Mandelbrot
The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
Alexis Carrel
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Albert Einstein
Science is but the statement of truth found out.
Coley
Albert einstein - the state exists for man, not man for the state....
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
Ivan Pavlov
Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience.
Hasidic Saying
As a doctor, as a man of science, I can tell you there is no such thing as curses Everything just happens as a question of probability. The statistical likelihood of a specific event.
Andrew Schneide
A clear conscience is a good pillow.
American Prove
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Lewis Thomas
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Bragg
Science comits suicide when it adopts a creed.
Thomas H. Huxley
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Henri Poincare
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - The dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People".
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - A thing which can never be demonstrated.
Tyron Edwards
Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The man who acts never has any conscience no one has any conscience but the man who thinks.
Johann von Goethe
The history of science is everywhere speculative. It is a marvelous hiatory. It makes you proud to be a human being.
Karl R. Poppe
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.
Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B. C.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous - - A crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Conscience is the chamber of justice.
Origen
Physics is the science of all the tremendously powerful invisibilities - Of magnetism, electricity, gravity, light, sound, cosmic rays. Physics is the science of the mysteries of the universe. How could anyone think it dull?
Dick Francis, Twice Shy
In the world of human thought generally, and in physical science particularly, the most important and fruitful concepts are those to which it is impossible to attach a well - Defined meaning.
H. A. Kramers
Cowardice asks the question - Is it safe? Expediency asks the question - Is it politic? Vanity asks the question - Is it popular? But conscience asks the question - Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.
Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
Louis Pasteu
Science... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Thomas Huxley
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre pg. 61
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman